On February 10, 2003, ahead of a scheduled match at the Florida State Fair, Curt Hennig was found dead in his hotel room in Tampa as a result of acute cocaine intoxication. Unfortunately for Hennig, he missed out on numerous years in his prime due to injury and “retired” on a couple of occasions, which rarely means anything in the pro wrestling industry. In California, the state athletic commission requires neither copies of health records nor a pre-competition physical examination. A short time later, he suffered another blow to his head when he fell off a bike, after which he had the stroke. California would be the first U.S. state to mandate 100% zero-emission vehicles, though 15 countries have committed to phasing out gas-powered cars. Despite the loss, Hennig was given a big push following that WrestleMania as he won the tournament to crown a new Intercontinental Champion after The Ultimate Warrior vacated the strap after he won the WWE title from Hulk Hogan. He said the previous four days had gone this way: Friday, the 31-year-old flew from Los Angeles to Miami for a Saturday event. Now, Tuesday, he was back in Southern California for the personal appearance. The next day, he was in Baltimore for a “Monday Night Raw” episode, which is televised weekly by cable network TNN. It’s self-induced. He bowled a 300. McDevitt, the WWE’s attorney, said the testing accomplished what was intended: to inform the wrestlers how seriously the organization wanted to end illegal drug use. WWE representatives acknowledge that Smith was twice sent to drug rehabilitation centers but they say he was a reluctant participant. Smith’s ex-wife, Diana, has said he abused steroids and, after he suffered a back injury in the ring in 1998, relied on morphine. “It was no secret he had all kinds of back and knee injuries,” Meltzer said. “Sex and the City” star Kim Cattrall makes her network TV debut in Fox’s “Filthy Rich” as the cunning matriarch of a televangelist family. McMahon noted that several of the deceased were minor leaguers not affiliated with his organization. “At some point, it’s up to him to take a drink.”, Rob Van Dam smiled, flexed and applied dozens of fake chokeholds at a recent promotional appearance that attracted more than 500 fans at Montclair Plaza. The WWE -- at that time the World Wrestling Federation, or WWF -- instituted a random drug testing policy in 1992, about a year after evidence introduced in a Pennsylvania trial established a link between steroids and the highest levels of professional wrestling. Charged in 1993 by a grand jury with conspiring to distribute steroids to wrestlers -- he was acquitted -- McMahon responded by hiring Dr. Mauro DiPasquale, a certified medical review officer, to establish a drug testing system for the WWF. It’s what happens before and after. Of the 24 who have died, only three -- Gary Albright, Owen Hart and Curtis Parker -- have died from calamities suffered during wrestling action. In nearly four years, DiPasquale said, about a dozen wrestlers were suspended -- four of them, including one of the organization’s stars, for a year. But before there was time for an answer, a roar of guitar riffs and fireworks prefaced the introduction of the show’s “plot,” one that event organizers surely considered less vexing: Would WWE chief McMahon really fire his general manager, Eric Bischoff? A flawless technician with a flair for the dramatic, Mr. And after drawing 2 million fans last year, there are some 340 live events planned this year. In 1999, Hennig severed his ties with the nWo and joined up with Kendall & Barry Windham and Bobby Duncum, Jr. in a group of good old boys dubbed The West Texas Rednecks. He had a high-profile match with Dennis Rodman in Australia and then wrestled Hulk Hogan in the short-lived XWF before making an unexpected return to WWE in 2002. Hennig is primarily known for being the “Perfect Aryan.” He performed under his real name for promotions including the American Wrestling Association (AWA), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF; now WWE), World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA; now Impact Wrestling), also using the ring nameMr.